The harsh circumstances of unemployment sting even harder in the current economic climate, but legislation in Congress could help. The bill focuses on expanded benefits and retraining. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Unemployment figures are in the news, but an even larger number of workers are underemployed -- working too few hours or stuck in field unrelated to their skills. Marketplace's Rachel Dornhelm reports.
A year into a recession and job losses are getting steeper. That's not good. Recovery hinges on people working and starting to buy again. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon looks at where we can go from here.
Today's jobless report was worse than many analysts expected. The economy lost 533,000 jobs last month, the most since 1974. And the 6.7% unemployment rate was the highest since 1993. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Finding a job in another city helps broaden horizons for many people looking for work. But people are more reluctant to relocate these days on fears that they won't be able to sell the house. Steve Henn reports.
The United Auto Workers is meeting to go over what they might promise in exchange for bailout cash. They may consider temporarily waiving health care and cutting benefits for laid-off workers. John Dimsdale reports.